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Not So Grim Adventures
Fractured fairy tales are great, but there's also something to be said for telling the story straight, but with attitude or from a villainous point of view. This project includes several original story songs: "A Wolf and Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Three Billy Goats Gruff," and "Cinderella" as well as three additional songs and ten poems and riddles written specifically for the project.

Read all of The Lyrics

Read more of the History (written by Mary)

Here are a few Storysong Stories.

  • I had written the chorus of "Little Red Riding Hood" a year earlier but wasn't sure it worked and so didn't finish it for almost a year.
  • I started singing "Three Billy Goats Gruff" while strolling down Belmont Avenue after meeting a friend at Bongo Jave coffee shop and seeing one of my idols there, Mary Chapin Carpenter.
  • I wrote "Rumpelstiltskin" in the winter and didn't play anything else for a month except in concert.
  • I wrote "Cinderella" by request from a special friend and fan, Abbie Barryann, in Iowa.